Today in a lab in Texas a scientist/filmographer used an advanced zoom lens to blow up one frame of the now infamous 1928 Charlie Chaplin film The Circus that inexplicably features someone talking on their cell phone. The scientist was stunned to find an image that looks exactly like that of James Franco talking on a phone, leading to one, only slightly absurd, conclusion -- James Franco can time travel, which would explain how he gets so much done.
After having attended the Pitchfork's #Offline festival last weekend, James Franco was inspired to hold his own secret show in the wee hours at the Brooklyn Bowl, where he performed tracks from his upcoming Backstreet Boys collaboration, 127 Hours of Love.
Today James Franco spent the day driving a horse and carriage through Central Park. When people discovered their driver was the actor James Franco, he told them he was doing an investigative piece for 20/20 on the treatment of the Central Park horses. In truth, he just likes feeding horses apples and carrots.
Still upset by the fact that last week's live 30 Rock didn't bring back his Anime pillow loving character "James Franco," James Franco spent all day trying to convince the cast of NCIS: Los Angeles to do a live episode, where he would star as Anime pillow loving "James Franco."
There has been a lot of publicity for James Franco's recent purchasing of the film rights to memoir Holy Land. But that is not the only deal Franco has struck in the last week. He has also purchased the rights to Glenn Beck's Arguing With Idiots, with the hopes of turning it into the next great war epic. It is likely that Franco was too busy to actually read Beck's book, judging it only by its sales numbers and misleading cover.
James Franco is not above the occasional bout of jealousy, and as such, he has been a little taken aback by all the recent buzz surrounding Justin Timberlake's performance in The Social Network. In a move designed to win back some of the spotlight, Franco has enlisted Timberlake's former rivals, The Backstreet Boys, to help him record a six song EP titled 127 Hours of Love, which he will upload to iTunes for free on Fridays.
James Franco admits that after one season and three episodes he still doesn't get the hit show Glee. This is only a problem because Franco thinks the TV musical might actually be an important series, and he doesn't want to miss out on the shared experience of watching a hit program every week - like he did with Lost. So, in an effort to better appreciate Glee, the actor has decided to dive in Franco-style. This includes re-watching the first season on DVD, studying the scripts and plot arcs, and showing up on set to hang out with the cast in full costume. He is also working on his singing in the event he gets asked to guest star.
James Franco became an ordained minister today and immediately held a ceremony marrying himself to his work. The unconventional wedding was part of, you guessed it, an art project. This particular project, however, was not well received as even die hard Franco fans found the stunt heavy-handed and on the wrong side of corny.
In a move that will undoubtedly fuel more speculation about his sexual orientation, James Franco posed in a somewhat homo-erotic advertisement for underwear. The photo shoot was not part of Franco's recent work for Gucci. Instead, the pics will be used as part of an art school project re-creating old-school JC Penney catalogs with modern day celebrities.